Next step for the comparative study on national fire safety requirements – edition 2020/2021

May 27, 2021 | European Fire Safety Community, Facades, News

The 1st edition of the Comparative Study, titled Building Height Study, was published in 2014. Like today’s edition, it aimed to clarify what the national requirements related to fire safety were in schools, hospitals and high-rise residential buildings. The goal was to compare the desired safety level in each Member State.

In 2020, Fire Safe Europe (FSEU) took the decision to update the 2014 version with the support of the European Fire Safety Community. The process started mid last year (2020), with the 1st part focusing on high-rise residential buildings. The update of the 2nd part – dedicated to hospitals- started end of the same year and was recently finalised. The update of the comparative study was requested by various stakeholders that had benefitted from the findings of its first edition. The 2020 update was highly valuable: more than 20 countries answered the call and provided inputs – an increase of +50% from the 2014 edition. The data compilation of fire safety national regulations is allowing us to have a wider overview of what is happening in our European neighbours.

Our Member and the Facades Advisory Panel Chairman, Andrei-Mircea Corches presented the preliminary results of Part 1 and Part 2 at the FIEP meeting of April 15, 2021.

You can find the final reports of Part 1 and Part 2 of the comparative study in the Resources tab of the Facades Advisory Panel or/and in the main tab Resources of your Community platform. We can already let you know that our FSEU technical expert, Miroslav Smolka, will present the results of Part 2 at the upcoming EU Fire Safety Day(it is not an official day yet, are we sure that will be the name of the conference?) taking place next 31 May 2021. Stay tuned! We will keep you posted with more details.

The next step is the update of Part 3 of the study, dedicated to schools. If you want to participate, check out the survey published in our community


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